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Z-Wave Home Automation Kit

In any smart home or business, automated devices run on a wireless network that’s separate from any WIFI signal. A range of automated home options are available to today’s user, but the majority of home automation kits feature lightweight controllers or hubs which send out a wireless signal that easily links to a range of wireless devices. The Nexia Z-Wave Starter Bundle, for example, marries Z-Wave wireless technology with Nexia innovation for a smart home automation kit that’s robust, agile, and highly functional in any smart business or home.

Once you’ve set up your wireless network (something you can often do on your own, or you can enlist the help of a local wireless provider), you’ll hook up the controller or hub, which will function as the brain of your smart home. When the controller is up and running, you’ll find you can easily add devices one by one, from thermostats and switches to door locks, motion sensors, and much, much more. In fact, you’ll be amazed at what a simple home automation kit can do – how much money it can save, for example, and how much peace of mind you’ll discover it ensures.

Your devices will be able to detect when you’re home and when you’re out, acting accordingly to lower or raise the temperature, turn on lights, activate fans and switches, and even turn the stereo on - all to maximize comfort and energy savings. With a smart home, you’ll never need to run home from work to turn down the heat. You’ll never wonder whether you locked the doors. With today’s sleek, easy-to-use smart technology, you’ll find that most smart devices easily sync with your preferred smart device and come paired with companion apps for optimal functioning.

Imagine having access to every device in your home from wherever you are. The possibilities, once you begin to ponder, are endless. For example, you can monitor water use and sprinkler activity via wireless, automated pumps, valves, and water alarms. Your home automation kit will make it easy to boost your home’s security, as well, in a way that actually works for you. Consider this: working in tandem, motion sensors, indoor and outdoor lighting, video cameras, and automatic door locks can keep your home safe, discouraging intruders and making it easy for service people and family members to gain temporary or permanent access. Plus, this type of system makes it easy for you to monitor the comings and goings of children, pets, and elderly relatives – and you’ll be able to do so from miles away. Even if you’re across the globe, an Internet connection will make it easy for you to watch over your smart home, night and day.

Retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Lowe’s make buying a home automation kit simple. Plus, if you’ve got a big box store near you, you’ll be able to ask questions, handle the technology, and test its ease of use and functionality before you buy. Amazon is another great place to shop home automation kits, and you’ll find detailed product descriptions, photography, and exhaustive consumer reviews to help you decide. Similarly, Z-Wave’s website is a terrific resource for those in the market for a home automation kit. With cohesive comparison shopping options, high-level product descriptions, and product reviews from consumers in the know, Z-Wave’s site could be your one-stop-shop for all things home automation.

There are so many home automation kits on today’s market, but be sure to invest in the best. Your home automation kit will function as the building blocks for your smart home, so you’ll want to choose technology and software that’s built for the long haul. Consider the Nexia Z-Wave Starter Bundle, a popular and affordable choice, weighing in at just around $115. With glowing consumer reviews and the backing of the robust Nexia brand, the Nexia Z-Wave Starter Bundle is a logical choice for any home- or business owner.

The Insteon Home Automation Starter Kit is another ideal choice for those in the market for sleek, robust innovation. Designed around light and switch functionality, the Insteon Home Automation Starter Kit is a perfect introduction to the realm of home automation. Priced at just around $120, the Insteon receives positive customer reviews and makes it easy to control and dim lights from your smart phone. Interoperable across a range of operating systems, the Insteon allows you to automate with schedules, build scenes, and receive instant alerts in the case of low batteries or security breaches. Choose to add Camera Integration, an optional add-on, to enhance your existing system. Cameras make it easy to pan and tilt directly from your smart phone or tablet. With no monthly fees, the Insteon Home Automation Starter Bundle is a great place to begin.

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